Govt Says Audio Clip Claiming Complete Lockdown Circulating On WhatsApp Is Fake
The Government of India’s press information bureau’s (PIB) Fact Check Twitter handle: @PIBFactCheck, declared it fake and asked the users to not spread it.
Earlier, as scientists scramble to find a cure for the novel coronavirus ravaging around the world, a post was circulated widely on social media, claiming that drinking water prevents the coronavirus. The Government debunked the claim and called for practising respiratory hygiene, social distancing and washing hands to prevent the virus.
An audio clip of a #FAKE phone conversation between two individuals discussing "complete lockdown" of the country is being shared widely on #WhatsApp— PIB Fact Check (@PIBFactCheck) March 20, 2020
The audio clip is FAKE and work of miscreants. Please do not forward it. #IndiaFightsCorona #CoronavirusPandemic pic.twitter.com/Kjbfp1rPpl
#PIBFACTCHECK : NO! Drinking water CANNOT prevent #Coronavirus infection.— PIB Fact Check (@PIBFactCheck) March 20, 2020
But practicing respiratory hygiene, social distancing and washing hands frequently will surely prevent you and others against #Coronavirusoutbreak. pic.twitter.com/oiOH41ncmk